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All 687 York Restaurants

House of the Trembling Madness

48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
+44 1904 640009
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Ranked #20 of 687 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Eclectic, British, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: This is a medieval ale house and specialist beer merchant/store. It is simply amazing, the quirky food is excellent - robust cheeseboards , pies, stews, best locally sourced ingredients and has a 5 start rating from hygiene standards. They also have some amazing holiday apartments, check out their website
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Fife
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere in amazing historic wee pub. Welcoming and fun. Locals sat and blethered happily. A visit not to be missed. Yet another place that added to our holiday experience. GO!

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Bolton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to eat here but it was very busy! You have to queue in the shop until there is space upstairs. We only waited 5 minutes. We tried Strawberry beer and another called Bad Seed! Nice... We didn't eat due to it being busy but it all smelled great! Definitely going again for food.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If you have ventured into this establishment you will know exactly what i mean the staff the ambience the food and not forgetting the drink are all part of what makes this place a really special venue but dont take my word for it go and try it out yourselves i promise you wont be dissapointed

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Leicester
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A fun and quirky place with interesting surroundings and super drink selection. Well worth a visit if you are in York. The staff were working really hard but were extremely friendly. We could've spent all day in there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Brilliant quirky pub for mates to have some quality beers and a chat. Highly recommend it and will definitely go back. There is a beer and whisky shop below which I didn't try on this occasion but certainly will do in the future.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Having read reviews on Tripadvisor about this place, we had to go. We went on a Monday lunchtime and the restaurant was about 3/4 full. A table of 10 had just ordered ahead of us and so we had a little wait for the food. I ordered the Madness platter and my wife ordered the Yorkshire platter. I think the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We visited here on a weekend trip to York and LOVED it. So much so that we ended up going back for various reasons on 3 occasions. The first time we went was on the Friday night for drinks. We had our suitcase with us and they were very accommodating, allowing us to leave it downstairs. The steps up to... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you like things that are different from the ordinary, then you must go here, a shop that specializes in beer and cider on one floor, spirits on another and a pub in the attic decked out like a medieval hunting lodge, you will not come across one of these again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We walked into what seemed like a normal corner shop at first, then a few meters in there's about a million bottles of beer (slight exaggeration) and you see a sign saying "food".... Up the rickety old stairs we went to be greater by an amazing little bar. It looked as though we had time travelled hundreds of years back.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Before visiting York I did the usual Google and Tripadvisor searches and came upon this place. I resolved to visit and looked forward to it. On reflection I guess I'm glad I went there, but if you're a Brit you'll have come across similar quirky places elsewhere. The shop downstairs is probably the best bit with its huge selection of... More

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